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  1. Do Women have clothing limitations?
    Women have to cover their body and their hair in public (restaurants and hotel lobbies are public). According to the law, only the face and the hands of women may be visible, therefore it is best to wear a headscarf to cover the hair and a coat to cover the body. The body has to be covered in such a way that the skin of the woman is not visible. The hips, the legs and the feet should not be visible. It is best to wear wide clothing, so that the lines of the body are not recognizable. The headscarf should cover the hair fully. The color of the scarf and the clothing does not matter, and one is free to wear any color.
     
  2. Do men also have clothing limitations?
    Everybody has to obey the Islamic clothing rules in Iran. Not only women have to stick to the rules, also men have certain rules to stick to: the body of the men should be fully covered. Only hands, the neck, and the head may be visible. Short trousers are strictly prohibited. It is recommended to wear shirts with short sleeves rather than T-shirts. It is very important that the buttons of the shirt are not open. It is not forbidden to wear a tie or a bowtie.
     
  3. Do women have to dress in Chador?
    It is not necessary to wear a chador unless one wants to visit a holy mosque or shrine. Wherever the chador is a must, one will be given a chador.
     
  4. What if women headscarf falls down?
    It can happen that the head scarf falls down and does not cover the hair. In those cases most of the people advise one to cover up again. Also the police advise one to cover the hair.
     
  5. Is it possible to enjoy alcoholic beverage?
    According to Islam, it is forbidden to enjoy alcohol at all, no matter in what form. It is forbidden to have alcoholic food or beverage, to trade with alcohol, and to serve alcohol.
     
  6. Is it possible to bring alcoholic beverage to Iran?
    Entering Iran; bringing alcohol is forbidden. It is possible to get non-alcoholic beverages almost all over the country.
     
  7. Is it safe to drink the water from the tap?
    The water is drinkable, but it may contain too many minerals. It is recommended to have mineral water.
     
  8. What kind of vegetarian food is available in Iran?
    Vegetarians have to order special prepared food, as there is usually no vegetarian food available.
     
  9. Is there coffee in Iran?
    Coffee is almost served in any coffee shop or teahouse all around the big cities. In the hotels' lobbies and coffee shops almost in all cities and towns and even in some restaurant (after having the meal) coffee is served. Of course if you wish to visit small towns and villages you are recommended to have your coffee with you.
     
  10. What kind of bread do the Iranians have?
    Iranian bread is flat, and varying. Different sorts of flat bread, baked in traditional ways, is available.
     
  11. What is the Iranian currency?
    The Iranian official currency is Rial. Rials are available in coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 250 Rls.) and notes (100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, and 10.000 Rls.). Coins are only marked in Persian script and numerals, but one side of the notes is printed in English.
     
  12. Where can I exchange money?
    It is possible to exchange money already at the airport, no matter at what time; but only special banks do exchange money. Lately, the exchange of foreign currencies has been allowed, and there are exchange shops available in most big cities. The exchange rates of these shops are usually higher than the official rate. The following currencies can be easily exchanged at any Exchange Shop: US Dollars, German Marks, British Pounds, French Franken, and Japanese Jen.
     
  13. How to find out about the exchange rates?
    The exchange rates may change quite often, but it is possible to find out the exchange rates at any bank.
     
  14. Why don't you offer flights?
    We believe that offering a tour without the flight gives you several advantages. You are able to look around for the best deals on offer, probably saving yourself a lot of money. Also you have far greater flexibility in deciding which airline you might prefer to book with, where you want to come from, or where you might want to stop off en-route. As well as these, many people join our tours when they are already in the country, removing the need for a flight altogether.
     
  15. If I will already be in the country at the start of the tour? How do I find out where to meet you to start the tour?
    After you have booked, we will email you with pre-departure information. This will include details of the hotel where you will join the tour and spend your first night.
     
  16. I will be flying into the country before the start of the tour. Do I still get an airport transfer?
    Our tours include an airport transfer only if you arrive on the first day of the tour. If you arrive one day before the start of the tour, we can organize an extra night's accommodation for you. Details will be included in the pre-departure information we send you after your booking. If you arrive two days or more before the start of the tour, we can offer you our accommodation package. Extra nights can be added to this package if you require.
     
  17. I want to buy some souvenirs like carpets when I am on the tour. Can I carry them with me on the tour?
    There are many great opportunities for buying exciting and valuable souvenirs on many of our tours. However, it is not always practical to carry large items around. Most places can arrange for items such as carpets to be shipped home at relatively low costs and this is usually a better and safer policy.
     
  18. I would like to join one of your tours with some of my friends. Can you offer us a discount?
    We try to help groups keen on joining our trips in several ways. Anyone who has been on one of our tours before may benefit from our 'refer a friend' scheme. We also try to offer group discounts for parties of over 4 persons. Please contact us for specific details for your tour.
     
  19. I like your tours but I would like to do something different. Do you conduct tailor-made tours?
    If you have a group who are interested in some form of adventure travel linked to the activities or destinations in which we operate, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to create exactly what you are looking for. We are keen to help in this way, as in some cases in the past, this has given us new ideas for tours to run permanently
     
  20. I'm really interested in one of your packages; I'm just not sure whether I'm fit enough for it or if it's right for me?
    Each of our tours is graded, enabling you to determine prior to booking whether or not it's suitable for you. You should be fairly confident that you match our criteria for taking part in that particular activity.
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